Raymond Gilson

28 September 1928–15 February 1983 (Age 54)
Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Raymond

When Raymond Gilson was born on 28 September 1928, in Indiana, United States, his father, Raymond Emery Gilson, was 25 and his mother, Dorothy May Pless, was 20. He lived in Bedford, Shawswick Township, Lawrence, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 February 1983, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Raymond Emery Gilson
Dorothy May Pless
Helen Fern Gilson
Raymond Gilson

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World Events (8)

Age 1
13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
Age 6
Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill
Age 16
The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Giles .2 French: reduced form of Gilesson, a derivative of Giles 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (5)

  • Raymond Gilson in household of Raymond Gilson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Raymond Gilson Jr. in household of Raymond Gilson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Raymond Gilson, "Find A Grave Index"

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